The MGM crime reporter introduces Norman Kennedy, District Attorney of a large city, he who talks about the general want for money, and the extraordinary lengths some will go to to get it. ... See full summary »
A racketeer sets up an employment agency, and then sends his henchmen to lineup foremen in companies that employ unskilled labor. The foreman is promised a cut on each new man he hires, and... See full summary »
This entry in MGM's series of shorts, "Crime Does Not Pay", features the U.S. Department of Immigration's efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal aliens into the country. Desperate ... See full summary »
This is, after all, an episode of Crime Does Not Pay, so I wonder why MGM thought they needed a director of Tourneur's stature for such a pedestrian piece. It is just a straight story of an arson-for-profit gang who burn stores facing bankruptcy for a cut of the insurance money. True to the theme of the series, the inevitable happens to prove its point.
Of course, the main point of interest is in spotting cast members with familiar faces, and this one does not disappoint. On hand are Don "Red" Barry, Dwight Frye and Frank Orth in a prominent role, who is instantly recognizable as, say, the bartender in numerous films.
"Think It Over" is good, representative entry. The story takes a melodramatic turn towards the end to a predictable outcome. It is just long enough at twenty minutes and avoids making a pest of itself.
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